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Chandler School is a private school located in Pasadena, CA. It has 450 students in grades K-8 with a student-teacher ratio of 10 to 1. Tuition is $25,645 for the highest grade offered.

School Details

Grades
K-8
Students
450
Student-Teacher Ratio
10:1
National
17:1
Full-Time Teachers
45
Part-Time Teachers
6

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$25,645
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
16%
Average Financial Aid

Students

Students
450
Gender
  • Female
    50%
  • Male
    50%
Student Diversity
  • White
    38.7%
  • Asian
    29.8%
  • Multiracial
    22.4%
  • Hispanic
    5.8%
  • African American
    3.3%
  • Native American
    0%
  • Pacific Islander
    0%
Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$78,941
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,598
National
$949
Median Home Value
$737,100
National
$184,700
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Chandler School Reviews

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Our experience has been simply amazing! The teachers and academic program are extraordinary, and the parent community is very involved and supportive of the school. The size of Chandler is just right: big enough so my boys could find their friend groups, and small enough so their teachers knew their strengths. There is thoughtful separation and also integration of the lower school and middle school age groups. In particular, the buddy program is very popular among students. The middle school science program is incredible, the debate team places among the top in the nation, and the musical theatre program attracts huge numbers of students who produce amazing shows each year. Families come to Chandler for the academics, and end up appreciating the wonderful and genuine community as a huge bonus.
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Great academics, but cut-throat social scene. It can be hard to make friends if you don't fit the "preppy+rich" cookie-cutter. It definitely prepared me for high school in regards to academics, but not in the sense of maturity. Many students are very sheltered from real-world instances because they are stuck in a bubble. Students are very competitive, which makes for a very competitive social climate. It's also not very diverse, meaning that students are predominately white. There's nothing necessarily wrong with that, but if you want your child to have a less sheltered and maybe more artistic perspective, then Chandler might not be the best fit for you. However, if your main focus for school is rigorous academics, then you'll fit right in.
The finest K-8 program in greater LA. While established as a traditional education, Chandler is in the process of implementing a more progressive curriculum as advised by Stanford- and Duke-based research. The K-8 model allows for a nurturing environment for the youngest students and leadership roles for the middle school students. When a HS is attached to this type of school, the majority of the resources and efforts are directed to those students. At Chandler, the graduating students are prepared to take ownership of their high school experience, and not just another step on the ladder to college.
The science department particularly stands out with its advanced lab work and experiment based learning. The performing arts at all levels have taken a dramatic step forward in recent years, with near 100% participation in the musicals and singing groups. And while Chandler used to be known as a "jock" school 20+ years ago, the athletic tradition remains a strong aspect of the school.